The projection patterns of the existential/uniqueness presupposition of a wh-complement varies depending on the predicate that embeds it. This variation poses problems for existing accounts that treat the presupposition as a semantic contribution of an operator merging with the wh-complement (Dayal 1996) or by the embedding predicate (Uegaki 2015). Rather, the patterns suggest an analysis that treats the presupposition as contributed by the propositions corresponding to the answers of the embedded question.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT 28)|
|Editors||Sireemas Maspong, Brynhildur Stefánsdóttir, Katherine Blake, Forrest Davis|
|Publisher||Linguistic Society of America|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- embedded questions
- presupposition projection
- the presup-position of wh-complements
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